We need a haul out and work to be done on the boat in Fort Lauderdale, which means a delivery trip from the west coast of Florida, around to the east coast. Mahi leaves the marina tomorrow, where we had been renting a slip.
Helping Joe with the delivery trip is our wonderful brother-in-law, Dave, who is married to my sister, Yvette. It helps that Dave happens to be a mega-yacht captain with over 30 years of experience, having just delivered a 312 foot motor yacht across the Atlantic. He is coming from being on a world class motor yacht to helping Joe on our 43 foot sailboat- what a guy!!
Ethan and I are currently in Fort Lauderdale now. We decided to enroll Ethan into preschool here, which will free up time for us to work on the boat, plus be good for his social and with pre-academic skills, like the patterning homework shown in the photo. It’s a win-win for all.
I really wanted to go on this delivery trip, but we didn’t feel the boat had the needed safety equipment installed yet for Ethan to be on board, too. So, Ethan and I are staying with Yvette, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, while I am arranging bids for the needed work once the boat gets here and taking Ethan to school.
I have asked Joe to take plenty of pictures to share. Maybe I can finally get him to write up a blog post about the delivery trip. Btw, here is a picture of the new Magma grill for the boat, which Joe added the other day.
Next up- what we need to do to the sailboat before we leave for the Bahamas. Stay tuned!